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July 11, 2014
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Canine howling may leave project in doghouse


When Mancino and some of the residents became embroiled in a back-and- forth exchange, Stuart said that residents could not ask questions, rather, they should merely voice concerns.

Stuart told Mancino to “quantify and qualify” his proposal, to outline the type of snowmobiles he proposes to use and the kind of dogs that would pull the sleds. Mancino said he would use Alaskan Huskies, a dog that has a good disposition. A town ordinance states that dogs may not stay outside, which is what this breed prefers; the dogs would have to stay in a kennel on the property overnight.

Vanderbeek Farms, opened in 2007, at present offers English, Western and pleasure riding lessons. It features an 80-foot by 20-foot indoor riding facility, a 100-foot by 200-foot outdoor riding facility and has nearly completed a 150-foot by 300-foot outdoor riding facility.

Mancino was instructed to have his information collected by February 25, when there will be a public hearing on the proposal.